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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

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Louis L. McAllister photographed people and places near Burlington, Vermont for 60 years. He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on October 16, 1876, the son of Julius S. McAllister (born 1841 in Lincoln, VT) and Rosette Gould (born in Vermont in 1851). Julius McAllister worked as a photographer and dentist in Washington D.C., Bristol, Vermont and Columbus, Nebraska. Around 1895, Julius, his third wife Amy, and their children left Nebraska for the Union Soldiers’ Colony in Fitzgerald, Georgia. By 1900, Julius and Amy were divorced, and Amy and her stepson Louis were working as photographers in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Burlington Streets: Church St. (4X5)

Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

Date:  undated; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

View of Church Street after a winter snowstorm looking north toward the Unitarian Church. Snow is being shoveled by hand and loaded onto trucks. The trolley tracks can still be seen running down the middle of the street. On the right the sign for a hardware retail store can be seen. Possibly the 1930s or 1940s.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Church St. (4X5)

    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

    Date:  1943-06-25; 1943-06-25

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    June 25, 1943. Trolley Rail Removal Project, Burlington Street Department, Burlington, Vermont. This photo was "reshot" and is similar to another also showing the rail removal process in front of City Hall and Police Station with the paving crew following close behind the rail removing crew filling the trench with quick-setting cement concrete. Retail stores include Hayes and Carney Mens Clothes on the right next to the Western Union office. Distant right is City Hall. Further down is the mansard roof building that once served as a place of worship for the First Baptist Church from 1845-1864.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Church St. (4X5)

      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

      Date:  1943-06-25; 1943-06-25

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      June 25, 1943. Trolley track rail removal project. Church Street retail stores seen to the right include Hayes and Carney Men's Clothes, Western Union office, City Hall (distant right), mansard roof building (center) on Main Street that once served as place of worship for First Baptist Church from the 1840s to 1864.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

        Date:  1943-06-25; 1943-06-25

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        June 25, 1943. Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view looks down Church Street (south) from the intersection of Pearl Street after all trolley rails had been removed and the trenches repaved and opened to traffic. On the left is the Abernethy Clarkson Wright building, on the right Masonic Temple then housing a drug store, Simpson's Fur and Luggage. Sign for Preston's jewelers and Sears department store can be seen further down on the right. Traffic light seen in foreground center of the photo.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

          Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          View of Church Street looking north (Unitarian Church seen center background). A city street vehicle cleans the street. Trolley tracks run down the middle of the road (not used after 1929). Retail stores line both sides and include George G. Mylkes Antiques (#41), F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 cent store (#37-39), The New Sherwood Hotel (corner of Church and Cherry; hotel burned in 1937), Liggetts Drug Store (#30). On the right Red 46 Department Store (#38-#50)

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

            Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            View of Church Street looking south from the intersection of Pearl and Church. Trolley tracks run the length of the street (not used after 1929). Trolley lines faintly seen strung above. The old Abernethy Clarkson Wright building is on the left in foreground, retail store signs can be seen, on the right a sign for the New Sherwood Hotel.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

              Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              View from lower Church Street looking north to the Unitarian Church at the head of the street. Photo taken after a major winter snowstorm. Trolley tracks have been cleared and run down the middle of the road (not used after 1929). Possible date 1920s.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                View of upper Church Street with street cleaning vehicle spraying water. On the left is the Masonic Temple building, on the right Abernethy Clarkson Wright building. The Unitarian Church center background. Indentations of trolley tracts still seen running down the middle of the road.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                  Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1943; 1943

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vt. Date on photo June 25, 1943. This view shows the process of removing the trolley car tracks on Church Street where they were embedded in reinforced concrete. An auxiliary air tank was used to supply additional compressed air for operating the paving breakers in loosening the cement around the rails. This picture was taken on the last day of this project. Construction workers seen. To the left is Burlington City Hall; just beyond is the Fire Station. On the right are retail stores that include Ellsworth jewelry, Star Restaurant American and Chinese (144 Church St.)

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                    Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Salvage Project Photo dates June 25, 1943 Trolley Track Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view shows Church Street in front of the Police Station showing the rail puller pulling the rail in front of the City Hall while the trench is being cleaned ready for replacing the concrete in front of the Police Station entrance and the concrete being replaced in the foreground. The concrete was mixed at the Municipal Asphalt Plant with the Asphalt Pub-mill mixer and hauled to the job in trucks where it was shoveled into the trenches as seen in the picture. View looks south toward Main Street. Signs for retail stores seen on the left include those for Grover's Radio Shop, a bakery and Howe's Market. Name of McAllister's studio embossed in lower right.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                      Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Salvage Project. Trolley track Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view taken in front of Burlington City Hall (right) while the last rail was being pulled on June 25, 1943, shows the special rail pulling equipment including the device for the "rolling pull" on the rail shown at the end of the "A" frame. In the background beyond city hall is a mansard roof building (corner of Church and Main) used for worship by the First Baptist Church of Burlington from 1845-1864.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                        Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Church Street looking north from Bank Street toward the Unitarian Church, Burlington, Vermont - July, 1931. Trolley tracks can be seen running the length of the road but no overhead lines (not used since 1929). To the left foreground is Beebe Pharmacy at 75 Church (Mason Gaylord Beebe?) in the Lambert building. Beebe will become Kelley's Pharmacy. Other retail stores seen. New Sherwood Hotel seen further up the street. Hotel burned in 1937. Name of McAllister's studio embossed in lower right along with type print label "Store No. 397 Burlington, Vt."

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave

                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                          Date:  1929-09-01; 1929-09-01

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Sept. 1, 1929. Approach to Burlington end of the Winooski Bridge looking south from Bridge abutment -- Colchester Ave. in foreground with Winooski Lower Road (Riverside Ave) leading off at the right and Barrett Street at the left -- Note the old trolley car tracks and overhead wires after abandonment. This picture was taken just before construction work started on the new concrete pavement, sidewalk, curb and gutter. Ernest C. Potvin corner store seen to the left behind the parked cars. Photo published in Images of America Burlington, volume 2, p. 50.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave

                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                            Date:  undated; undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Undated photo but may be 1928-1929. Trolley track rails can still be seen embedded in the street. This is the base of Colchester Ave looking east with two retail businesses seen. Building on the right stands at 485-487 Colchester at the corner of Barrett Street. Ernest C. Potvin, grocer at number 487. Building on the left is listed in the City Directory 1929 as L. D. Mills and Son, mechanics. Sign attached advertises Socony motor oil. More information about this photo can be found on UVM's Historic Burlington Project web site.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave

                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                              Date:  undated; undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Undated photo but may be late 1920s (1928-1929). View is at the base of Colchester Ave looking up the hill with Lower Winooski Road (Riverside Ave) to the right. Automobiles line up in the intersection. To the far right are billboards and an abandoned trolley car. The cable running across the photo may be for the no longer used trolley. Construction crew works on street pavement.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave (4X5)

                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                Date:  1929; 1929

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Sept 1, 1929 dated photo. Colchester Ave. looking down grade from East Ave. just before street repaving construction work started. Note the irregular appearance of the curb line in the left side and the old trolley track rails and overhead wires on the right. These tracks are to be removed allowing for a wider pavement and new curb and gutters are to be constructed. Note the position of the concrete curb at the end of the radius on East Ave. where it appears in the right foreground of the picture outside of the tracks.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave (4X5)

                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                  Date:  1929; 1929

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                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Sept. 1, 1929 date photo. Colchester Ave. looking upgrade from the intersection of Chase Street just before starting construction of new concrete pavement. Note the roughness of the old surface treated waterbound macadam pavement, also irregular curb and gutter on the right and old trolley track rails on the left where new curb and gutter is to be constructed in order to widen the pavement.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

                                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                    Date:  1931-09-27; 1931-09-27

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Sept. 27, 1931 dated photo. View of Elmwood Ave looking north at intersection of North Street. Unused trolley (cable car) tracks remain in the street pavement.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (4X5's)

                                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                      Date:  undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Undated (may be late 1920s or early 1930s) overhead view of the continuation of asphalt application over the old brick pavement on Main Street between South Winooski Ave. and Church Street. Note the old trolley car tracks which are being covered up. Cable wires are still strung and barely visible overhead. On the right is the Post Office. Further up the street is the Strong Theatre building.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (4X5's)

                                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                        Date:  undated

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                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Undated (maybe be late 1920s or early 1930s) of Battery and Main (?) Streets looking East. The cable car wires remain overhead but the street has been repaved covering the old trolley tracks.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (4X5's)

                                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                          Date:  undated

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                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Undated view of Main Street and Winooski Ave looking West. An operator sits atop a street sweeper by Elgin. Behind to the left is the Strong Theatre building and beyond that the Post Office. To the right is a horse and buggy with milk containers. Trolley car tracks are barely visible beneath the back wheel of the Elgin.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

                                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                            Date:  1929-09-01

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            September 1, 1929 dated photo. Main Street looking west from the easterly side of South Winooski Ave. just before resurfacing with stone filled sheet asphalt paving. Note the old trolley (cable) car tracks and overhead wires which have been abandoned, also note the irregular and worn condition of the old brick pavement. Strong Theatre, Post Office and mansard roofed building (167-169 Main) that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church on the left. Retail businesses on the right. Automobiles parked on both sides of the street. In the far right foreground a man leans against a street light pole.

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                                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

                                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                              Date:  undated

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                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated (may be 1920s) view of lower Main Street with the Van Ness House, on the right, a hotel that once occupied the southwest corner of Main and St. Paul Street. Up the street also on the right is seen the corner of the Hotel Vermont. Used Truck sign also on the right in foreground. Trolley (cable) car tracks run the center of the street with cable wires seen overhead. Socony gas station sign on the left.

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                                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

                                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                                Date:  1943-05-05

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                                                May, 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view shows 3 stages of the project on Main St. in front of the U.S. Post Office (on the left). In the foreground can be seen the concrete base which is just being poured in the trench on the right and the sub-base ready to receive the concrete in the trench on the left, also 6 inch header at point of switch. The trench on the right beyond the header is ready for the rail to be removed. The rail is being removed in the background from the trench on the left by aid of the "A" frame and derrick. 2 inch hot asphalt plant mix will be constructed on top of the concrete base to finish the pavement. Also on the left center is the mansard roofed building that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church. Across the street from that building is seen a corner of the City Hall. On the right are businesses including the Federal Savings and Loan.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

                                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                                  Date:  1943-05-05

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                                                  May 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view shows Main St. between Church St. and St. Paul St. after the rails had been removed and the trenches filled with concrete. From left to right is marque for Flynn Theatre advertising My Friend Flicka film starring Roddy McDowell, Preston Foster, center photo is the Park Cafe, Hotel Vermont seen on the corner and Van Ness House background right.

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